Donald Roe, 60, Albert Lea

Published 2:52 pm Saturday, August 7, 2010

Donald Eugene Roe, 60, of Albert Lea, died Aug. 2, 2010, at his home. He lost his life to cancer.

He was born Oct. 30, 1949, in Webster City, Iowa, to Clifford and Dorothy Roe. His parents and family lived in Webster City many years and later moved to Albert Lea.Donald Roe

Don was married on May 20, 1974, to Julianne Spark and later divorced. He then married Sandra L. Tischler in 2004 and later separated.

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Don was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He worked at: Land O’Lakes, Benson Optical, Farmstead Foods, Guardsmark Security, St. John’s, Joe T. Taxi and Crest Services.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, stock cars and demo cars.

He was looking forward to his new grandchild.

He is survived by children: Andrea L. Roe (Chris) and son, Noah, Jason A. Roe and daughter, Kali, and Brandon J. Roe, all of Albert Lea; brother, Rod Roe of Rochester; sisters: Connie Roe of Goshen, Ind., and Trish Porter of Albert Lea; Trish’s children: Danielle Olson and her children: Phylicia and Alexander Baerman, and Jasmine Porter.

Don’s parents preceded him in death.